INDIANAPOLIS— Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) issued the following statement in response to an announcement from the state’s Family and Social Services Agency (FSSA) that the governor’s existing Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) is no longer accepting new enrollees.

“Once again we see how the governor’s reluctance to expand Medicaid has become a disservice to Hoosier families.

“For years, the Senate Democrats have been pushing for a plan to expand health care to over 400,000 working Hoosiers.

“If we had just put a plan into place sooner, we could have avoided these restrictions which now block the already limited number of HIP enrollees from the important health care access they need.

“I appreciate the governor’s recent commitment to working with the federal government on his new proposal, but once again, his indecision on how to expand health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act has left too many Hoosiers behind.”

Sen. Lanane represents Indiana Senate District 25 includes the portions of Madison and Delaware counties, including the City of Muncie and portions of the City of Anderson. For more information on Sen. Lanane, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit .